Capture Life Cycle of Feature Class/Shapefile in Metadata and Automate Model Building

Idea created by deleted-user-lwkurIII0T1f on Mar 21, 2017
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    • deleted-user-lwkurIII0T1f
    • KleebergHZG
    • roy_gilbert@fws.gov_fws
    • saskialcohick

    I think it would be great to have the ability to allow the quick creation of a model from the history log file.

    It would be helpful to have a reader-friendly description of the creation history, similar to viewing a model in model-builder, saved as part of the shapefile’s properties that can be viewed in the normal properties window so a user can see the process of how that shapefile was created. This "history-log to model" function would help automate model-building, as I frequently can’t remember the exact steps I took in more complex analytical processes that I would like to automate in the future, so having the steps and shapefile/feature class predecessors delineated somewhere and a tool to create a model from the history log file would help to reproduce the process after one has gone through trial and error to ensure that the process is successful.